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    Default Is this a good monitor?

    I am looking to move from dual 27" monitors to a single high resolution monitor setup.

    Amazon has on sale ($799) a Dell Alienware 1900R 34.1", Curved Gaming Monitor LED-Lit, WQHD 3440 x 1440p Resolution, 4ms 120Hz Overclocked Refresh Rate, NVIDIA G-Sync, 21:9 Aspect Ratio, HDMI, Display Port, 4x USB 3.0, AW3418DW

    I do have a GTX 1070 so I think I could go for a 4k monitor and I have seen some that are inexpensive. But the above is what my gut is telling me it wants, not sure if I should listen to it.

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    I have the ASUS PG348Q, which sounds pretty much like this same monitor (although mine only does 100Hz). I run it from a 1070 (laptop version due to portability requirements).
    It is very nice, and a great compromise on using a 4K monitor (I also have). I feel a 4K really needs to be 40" to 43", to get proper use out of it, and avoid display scaling (which for some of the programs I use, just doesn't play nicely regardless of what I do).

    So for 6 months I use a 40" 4K, and 6 months the 34" Ultra Wide. I think the UltraWide does win overall, because with the 4K, I find I end up sizing windows so they are not as tall as the monitor, because otherwise I feel like a bit of a nodding dog (or my eyeballs do anyway). The 34" is just about right to be able to keep my eyes focused and notice things on the whole area (plus it just seems easier to move your eyes from side to side, rather than up and down). I would like a slightly tighter curve on my screen due to the distance I sit from it (about 2 to 2.5 feet), but at the same time, it is better than no curve.

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    The Dell monitor is default 100Hz and overclockable via the gaming panel to 120Hz. Looking at the stats for your Asus it says it is overclockable, very close to the same monitor. The non-sale price is about the same as well.

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    i have an Predator X34 and i got it new for 1200.00usa . it now sells for 848 on ebay. I think its close to the same as yours. If i ever buy a new montior ( have had this one for 3 years or so ) I will get what ever the newest version of this one is. LOVE it! I have tried to go to 4K and i just prefer the screen real estate this offers and how fricking awesome evey game i play on it looks. I have a 1080ti but will be upgrading to RTX line as soon as more games are out that take advantage of ray tracing.

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    I went ahead and bought it, arrives next Tuesday.

    Thanks everyone.

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    I loved my ultrawide setup, but using it for online content creation made it difficult because of its aspect ratio. If it was easy to go back to using 21:9 ultrawide while still being able to create content in 16:9, I'd do it, but it's annoying having to keep switching back between the two aspect ratios, as well as maintaining two UIs/multiboxing setups. However, I am eyeing the new 4K ultrawide from LG (https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34...rawide-monitor), and I'm hoping we'll see more of those in the near future.
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    Massdrop has their Vast 35" wide-screen for a good price:

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdro...gaming-monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasButo View Post
    Massdrop has their Vast 35" wide-screen for a good price:

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdro...gaming-monitor
    You can't see the product page unless you're either a member of Massdrop, or you enable guest mode in the URL.

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdro...ode=guest_open

    However, you still can't see the price unless you're a member, but it's $550.
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    Oops, my bad . The price went up, as it was on sale last week for $480.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGabriel View Post
    I am looking to move from dual 27" monitors to a single high resolution monitor setup.

    Amazon has on sale ($799) a Dell Alienware 1900R 34.1", Curved Gaming Monitor LED-Lit, WQHD 3440 x 1440p Resolution, 4ms 120Hz Overclocked Refresh Rate, NVIDIA G-Sync, 21:9 Aspect Ratio, HDMI, Display Port, 4x USB 3.0, AW3418DW

    I do have a GTX 1070 so I think I could go for a 4k monitor and I have seen some that are inexpensive. But the above is what my gut is telling me it wants, not sure if I should listen to it.
    1070 might be a little subpar for 1440p. I know I was running a 1080 FE last year at 1440p and was getting reasonable framerates. About 45FPS in some areas, 60FPS in low density areas and 20FPS in Dalaran.

    1080ti does 1440p * 5 easily. Champ mode like 55FPS in Dazar'alor.

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